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Parks, Recreation, and Leisure: Data & Statistics

Data and statistic sources

NPS Stats: National Park Service Pubic Use Statistics Office

Census.gov › The 2012 Statistical Abstract:
Arts, Recreation, & Travel: Recreation and Leisure Activities
Arts, Recreation, & Travel: Travel and Tourism

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business.
Research - Outdoor Foundation Participation Studies, Special Reports  (Camping, Fishing and Boating, Trail Running, Youth, Paddlesports, etc.)
Outdoor Nation Special Reports (Technology and Social Media, Youth Outdoor Priorities, America's Great Outdoors, Barriers to the Great Outdoors, and Turning Insiders Out)

IBISWorld - Offers key statistics and analysis for over 700 U.S. industries, with coverage down to the seven-digit NAICS code. It also offers in-depth analysis for over fifty global industries. Includes the lifestyle analysis, barriers to entry, and basis of competition.

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